My neighbor John Winkler just emailed this to me. He took this while I was fly fishing off our dock on Lake Sammamish earlier this year.
I started tying flies yesterday just for fun. here are my first few. The small dry fly is an Adams with a body who’s dubbing could have been a lot more even and with wings that are too narrow (I used 16 hackle on a 12 hook). The furry black one is a woolly bugger and the big fluffy dayglo one is my own invention called a Ziggy Special (named after my cat).
I just posted my first entry on Geojoey in a while. I’m in Colorado this week and spent yesterday fishing an amazing little river in the Rockies about 50 miles west of Colorado Springs called the Dream Stream by the locals. Full entry on Geojoey.com.
After getting a TON of work done today I drove up to the South Fork of the Snoqualmie river to fish a secret spot I’ve discovered fairly high up in the mountains. There’s a forgotten path down to the river, you scramble over some rocks, slide down a small waterfall, boulder around a bend in the river and there’s this sweet little pool. A nice 12 inch rainbow exploded the surface when he took the dry fly on my first cast. He put up a beautiful fight. I released him unharmed. The river turns into a gorge further down with a few big log jams and it looks like it’s fairly unexplored. So that’ll me my next mission when I’m up there again.